Encyclopedia: Li Tong

Li Tong (Wenda); Li T‘ung (Wên-ta); 李通 (文達)

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Li Tong (Wenda) 李通 (文達)

Lived: AD c.168–c.209


Served: Wei

An officer of Wei. Saved Cao Cao’s rearguard in the retreat from Zhang Xiu.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Li T‘ung (Wên-ta)
Simplified Chinese: 李通 (文达)
Min-Nan: Li Tong (Bun-tat)

Birthplace: Pingchun County, Jiangxia Commandery

Rank and Titles

General of the Interior Who Inspires Awe (c. AD 196); Major-General Enfeoffed As Marquis of Jiangong (c. AD 198); Chief Commandent of Yangan (c. AD 198); General Who Subdues the South (AD 200); Marquis of a Chief Commune and Grand Administrator of Runan (c. AD 201); “Gang” Marquis (or Firm Marquis; Posthumous, AD 220)

Family and Relationships

Li Xu, Li Ji (Sons)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Died of illness at 42. Not killed by Ma Chao.

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 18, 48, 58

Sanguozhi: Wei 18

Zizhi tongjian: 62, 63



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Literature and Language


May 13, 2014